We’re just 1 week away from Storage Field Day 11 and I’m proud to say I’ll be there as a delegate! For those of you who don’t know, the Tech Field Day series (a GestaltIT production) is a chance for vendors and members of the tech community to come together and discus their latest product innovations. These sessions are broadcast live and are joined by the greater community on twitter. Now for those of you familiar with the process, you might be saying “Sean, that was an over simplified explanation” and you’re right, it was. Delegates are highly technical and won’t pull any punches when asking questions, so presenters need to be on top of their game and knowledgeable about all aspects of the products. Nothing is really off limits, the only rule is no throwing things.
What companies will be presenting?
Traditionally with most Field Day events, 8 companies will present to the delegates. They range from large established companies down to those coming out of stealth (this is a great type of event for coming out of stealth btw). So lets look at the list of presenters:
As you can see, we have some well established vendors, some new ones, and 2 blank spaces (those would be the stealth companies). I expect we’ll see some updates on storage mediums (Both spinning disk and Flash) as well as storage systems (Both Hardware and Software).
So what’s next?
I’m not really sure what is next. While storage field day is not new to me (You’ll see me in the background of the EMC presentation at SFD5), I’ve never been a delegate before. I’m looking forward to being on the other side of this and learning a lot. So be sure to tune in next week and join in the conversation on twitter using the #SFD11 hashtag!